Tobias Moers, CEO of Aston Martin, has developed a turnaround plan for the historic British automaker ever since he was brought in by the Chairman of the company back in August.
Based on what Moers has planned for Aston Martin, it’s expected the company will focus on their engineering, while also moving to bespoke versions of the powertrains sourced from Mercedes-Benz.
The efficiency benefits of these engines remain the back-bone of the decision that was formally announced back in December. It’s worth mentioning here that Mercedes-Benz owns 20% of Aston Martin and is already supplying the company with V-8 engines that are built by Mercedes-AMG.
Both the companies are deep ties already as Mercedes will start supplying Formula One power units to the Aston Martin F1 team in 2021 as well.
In a recent interview, Moers mentioned that he isn’t sure about the Aston Martin 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-12 meeting the incoming Euro 7 emission regulations. And with his keenness on increasing the use of Mercedes powertrains, there is a possibility that we might just witness a scenario where Aston Martin could cease to build its own engines altogether.
Along with that his interview in November last year has also led many to believe that Aston Martin’s 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6, that was unveiled in March last year, is likely to be dropped in favor of the Mercedes powertrain.
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